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56,224

That’s the estimated number of the nation’s college students who are homeless BY TED GREGORY CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS This month, with a mix of anxiety and exhilaration, college students across the country took their final exams, and then packed their bags for home. It’s a little different for undergraduates Malachi Hoye and Caprice Manny. They don’t […]

More states turning to digital billboards to post alerts about disasters, emergencies

More states turning to digital billboards to post alerts about disasters, emergencies

BY JENNI BERGAL STATELINE.ORG When a tornado was barreling toward Oklahoma City this month, some motorists may not have known of the possible danger. But if they were driving on the highways, they could have been alerted two dozen large, multicolored digital billboards flashing warnings. Just as they’ve done with Amber Alerts to notify the […]

How to prepare for a disaster

How to prepare for a disaster

Click here for this clip-and-save page to see whether your family is ready in case disaster strikes.

REMEMBERING B.B. KING

REMEMBERING B.B. KING

Musicians recall blues legend’s generous spirit and his unique approach to music BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Expect some musical heavyweights to turn up Saturday, May 23 in Las Vegas at the funeral service for B.B. King, whose influence spread far beyond the blues he came to personify and well into rock, R&B and […]

FAMU alumni association raises $203,000 at convention

FAMU alumni association raises $203,000 at convention

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER HOUSTON – The Florida A&M University National Alumni Association (FAMUNAA) set a new participation record as more than 450 alumni participated in convention activities in Houston last month to raise dollars for scholars during the 2015 National Convention. A total of $203,000 was raised on site, with additional donations flooding […]

Edward Waters recruiting young Black males for summer program

Edward Waters recruiting young Black males for summer program

Edward Waters College (EWC) in Jacksonville is enrolling students for its 2015 Black Male College Explorers Program. The EWC Black Male Explorers Program is an at-risk prevention/intervention program designed specifically to prevent Black males from dropping out of high school; facilitate their admission to college; and significantly increase their chances of earning a college degree. […]

Senator to Edward Waters College graduates: Start a business, buy property and think big

Senator to Edward Waters College graduates: Start a business, buy property and think big

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida State Senator Chris Smith gave his first commencement address on May 9, addressing 139 graduates of Jacksonville’s Edward Waters College (EWC). Most recently, Senator Smith proposed a bill that would create a police academy at Edward Waters College to help alleviate the racial disparities among law enforcement agencies, foster […]

Egg freezing an option for able, single women

Egg freezing an option for able, single women

Parties teach guests about investment and procedure BY MARY MACVEAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you peeked in on a recent party at the Viceroy Santa Monica, you might have noticed that the guests, almost all female, were chatting quietly, hesitantly, in pairs or trios. This wasn’t a group of good friends — prosecco and hors […]

7 digital marketing tips to expand your small business

7 digital marketing tips to expand your small business

From Family Features Whether you’re just starting a small business or looking to expand an existing operation, marketing your business can seem daunting. The key to marketing success is to establish your presence, drive leads to your business and expand your audience. Even for businesses that serve a primarily local clientele, it’s important to remember […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

The Florida Courier staff pays tribute to their moms with personal photos and narratives click for more